Thursday, May 27, 2010
Making stuff up as I go
I've been "winging" it a lot and I feel really good about that, actually. I've always been a stick-to-the-recipe kind of girl. Maybe because I didn't feel confident enough in the kitchen.
My reasoning behind it has always been that if I spend money on the ingredients and take the time to make it, I want the end result to be edible. Not sure why I've used this as a reason — especially since some dishes made from recipes still end up in the trash. (See here, and here)
But times are changing. A few weeks ago, I pulled random stuff out of the fridge and just cooked.
The results weren't anything fancy. In fact, it ended up being a simple potato hash with peppers, onions, klondike potatoes, garlic and some Mrs. Dash spicy blend for a little zing. But it was something that wasn't planned and wasn't a recipe. It just happened.
Are you someone who cooks on the fly or do you strictly stick to the recipe?